September 14, 2013
PTSD affects 1 in 10 Canadians and the number continues to grow every year. First responders and those in military service are at an even greater risk for developing PTSD. While those that suffer from PTSD have gained more publicity and support in the last few years, the family that supports the sufferer is often overlooked.
Standing Together is the first conference designed to offer education and community support to families and those affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This one day conference will feature experts, who are currently practising, in the field which will help you understand the nature of the condition and it’s symptoms. There will also be a variety of community organizations set up at the conference that you will be able to speak with directly to see what help they can provide to you.
The keynote speaker for this event is Stephane Grenier, who struggled with PTSD after his return from Rwanda and currently works for the Canadian Mental Health Commission. Other speakers include Dr. Charles Nelson, from the Operation Stress Injury Clinic at Parkwood Hospital and Dr. Eleni Hapidou of Hamilton Health Sciences.
The conference will be held on September 14th, 2013 at the London Convention Center in London, Ontario from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Continental breakfast and a lunch are included in the registration fee.
Registration will being in May, 2013